With the Indian soccer crew set to overlook out on the Asian Video games participation for the second season in a row, head coach Igor Stimac has determined to make an emotional plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur. Stimac penned an emotional letter, urging the Indian authorities to permit the Sunil Chhetri-led facet to take part within the continental occasion. It was earlier reported that the crew is unlikely to be despatched for Asian Video games participation as its present rating is just not among the many prime 8 sides in Asia.
The criterion has been set by the Sports activities Ministry of India however the hopes of the federal government granting an exemption to the Indian soccer crew from the rule have not died away but. Stimac himself has put in a private request on the matter.
He tweeted, “A humble attraction and honest request to Honourable Prime Minister Sri @narendramodi ji and Hon. Sports activities Minister @ianuragthakur, to kindly enable our soccer crew to take part within the Asian video games”.
A humble attraction and honest request to Honourable Prime Minister Sri @narendramodi ji and Hon. Sports activities Minister @ianuragthakur, to kindly enable our soccer crew to take part within the Asian video games
We’ll struggle for our nation’s satisfaction and the flag!
Jai Hind!#IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/wxGMY4o5TN
— Igor Štimac (@stimac_igor) July 17, 2023
Within the tweet, Stimac shared a prolonged notice which learn: “Honourable Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi ji, I’m not certain if somebody would have briefed you or up to date you in regards to the Indian groups collaborating within the upcoming Asian Video games, the place an important and the important thing international sport “soccer” crew has been disadvantaged from collaborating and representing the Indian flag.
“India hosted the U-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017 and invested closely in constructing a really positive new era of gamers. You could have all the time supported India’s dream of enjoying in FIFA World Cup sooner or later and I’m sure that if we’ve got your steady help within the method we’ve got acquired until date, the day is just not far once we can be on the international stage collaborating in probably the most prestigious tournaments. We as a nationwide crew have labored extraordinarily laborious within the final 4 years and managed some nice outcomes, proving that we will obtain extra if we get the help from all stakeholders. Your speech about soccer and Mbappe in your current go to to France additionally touched all Indians dreaming and rooting for Indian soccer.
“I needed to deliver to your fast consideration that our U-17 crew from 2017, which additionally gave an incredible efficiency on the U-23 World Cup qualifiers and is one very gifted crew, is now being disadvantaged from collaborating within the Asian video games.